In 2009, the Hillsdale neighborhood association was asked their opinions about siting a new drinking water pumping station in Willamette Park. The City Council agreed with them and approved the new park location. Now, the Portland Water Bureau (PWB) and Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) are seeking community volunteers to serve on a project advisory committee (PAC) to guide the development of the external design and landscaping of the pump station. They will also serve as consultants regarding any necessary park trail and road changes. A new public restroom and a park equipment storage area will be connected to the two-story, 6,000 square foot water facility.
Participation in the PAC is open to anyone who lives, works, or plays in proximity of Willamette Park. We would especially invite representatives of the SW neighborhood associations consider participating.
Starting Thursday, February 3, the PAC members will meet up to 4 to 5 times over a two to three month period working with project architects to develop design concepts. An open house will give the public the opportunity to provide feedback about the building designs.
If you or any member of your association is interested in serving on the PAC, please visit: portlandonline.com/water. Click on Projects and then on Fulton Pump Station and complete an application form. Please submit your application by Friday, January 21. You may also contact me, Tim Hall, PWB Public Outreach, at 503-823-6926, or Tim.Hall@portlandoregon.gov to receive an application, or answers to any questions.
Senior Community Outreach Coordinator
Portland Water Bureau
1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Room 600
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 823-6926 / (503) 381-0056 cell
(503) 823-4500 fax